Friday, March 25, 2016

Same Ole Love


Album: Rapture: Release Date: March 20, 1986 

From beginning to end, 365 days a year . . .  

Despite the fact that I'd given birth to my second child only a few months before, I was far from a "happy in love" station (in the romantic sense). Life was, in a word, turbulent. It became less so over the years but right when this song / album came out I was dreaming of a past that never really was and for a future I hoped to secure. Same ole . . but, new.  

Anita Baker roller skating. Swoon. 

12 comments:

  1. I was in a deep hole in the late 80s and have little memory of the music or history of that decade. Thank you for this introduction to Anita Baker. Swoon indeed.

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    1. You are quite welcome. I wasn't "up" on music much during that time either, but Anita pushed through. Then, like now, I tend to settle into golden oldies.

      You're quite welcome. :-)

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  2. Sounds great. And Anita roller skates well, too. Fun to see a little bit of Detroit from back in the 80's, too. That city never did get the attention she deserved.

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  3. Rough times for me back then, too. My life is so much better now!
    I can't listen to Anita here at work, but I'll try to catch up this weekend.

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    1. Yay for better!

      Come on back if you get a chance. We'll be here. :-)

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    2. I can't say I remember the song. The '80's were full of a harder rock n roll at my house. But! Wow, she sure could sing and she sure could skate! Awesome!

      The song itself seems foolishly naive to me. Maybe because I can't believe in a 'same old love' anymore. Older, jaded, just shy of bitter... yeah, that kind of love is a rarity.

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    3. A few years later when Bonnie Raitt released "I Can't Make You Love Me" and it smacked me hard upside my head, I remember tag teaming those two songs like ying-yang, yo-yo-ing trying to figure out what the frack to do. Anita kept me foolishly (perhaps) optimistic while Bonnie told me the unvarnished truth. And thus began the plans for an escape.

      foolishly naive been there. done that. bought the tee shirt.

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    4. I wish Bonnie's song wasn't as applicable for me now as it was then, but ah ... let's say it has withstood the test of time.

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  4. The early 80s. Yow. I came out, then went back in, then came out for good. They were confusing. Partly wonderful, partly terrible. (I remember those sweaters!)

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  5. OMGolly those sweaters.
    Was it the 80s or being in our 20s or a combination thereof?

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